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Who is in the group?

Cemal, Mia, Felix, Andreas, Sonia


Group 1: What is the apparatus? Author and apparatus as one organism? Consciousness of the apparatus (tool to create images)

a) the apparatus being consicous

b) we being conscious of the apparatus

  • Lacanian Gaze
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Michel Foucault:

This is not a Pipe - https://monoskop.org/images/9/99/Foucault_Michel_This_Is_Not_a_Pipe.pdf

Slavoj Zizek: -https://socialecologies.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/on-photography/

-The Fright of Real Tears: Krzysztof Kieślowski Between Theory and Post-Theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fright_of_Real_Tears

(Indexicality - C.S. Peirce, Noam Chomsky - semiotics of photography and film.) (Talk by Isabelle Graw and Benjamin Buchloh on different theories of indexicality (de and en) https://www.textezurkunst.de/99/lost-traces-life/)

CORE BOOKS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: John Berger: -Ways of Seeing: http://waysofseeingwaysofseeing.com/ -Understanding a photograph: http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Winter16/8/Berger.pdf Jeff Wall: Conceptual, Postconceptual, Nonconceptual: Photography and the Depictive Arts https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/667420?seq=4#metadata_info_tab_contents -Hito Steyerl

Suggested Readings

Joanna Zylinska: Nonhuman Photography - https://research.gold.ac.uk/20871/1/MED_Zylinska_2015c.pdf (intro) https://www.nonhuman.photography/

Light and Photomedia: A New History and Future of the Photographic Image - Jai McKenzie

Vilem Flusser: Apparatus Theory - which texts fit into this domain? - Flusser: http://cmuems.com/excap/readings/flusser-towards-a-philosophy-of-photography.pdf

(https://dictionaryonphotography.wordpress.com - a site that might or might not be helpful)

What is an Apparatus? - Georgio Agamben - https://soundenvironments.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/agamben-what-is-and-apparatus.pdf

Burden of Representation

Mark Poster: Foucault and Databases

Robert Shore: Post-Photography: The Artist With a Camera - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Post-Photography-Artist-Camera-Elephant-Books/dp/1780672284

IMAGES "WITHOUT AN AUTHOR" On AI as artist (not sure if relevant, still need to read it), Sean Dorrance Kelly (Harvard): https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612913/a-philosopher-argues-that-an-ai-can-never-be-an-artist/

What are the core interests of the group?

Texts as a starting point

  • Vilem Flusser: Towards the Pholosophy of Photography
  • Additional reading: Giorgio Agamben: What is the Apparatus?